Bucks Sign Forbes, Craig

By Adam Roberts – 11/23/2020

It’s safe to say the start of the 2020 offseason has not been kind to the Milwaukee Bucks. While Jrue Holiday is certainly a nice addition to the starting five, the collapse of the Bogdanovic deal and his subsequent signing with the Atlanta Hawks is certainly not the look the front office wants to present to Giannis in perhaps one of the most critical periods in franchise history when it comes to re-signing a star player.

Still, you have to try and make the best with what’s available. The Bucks have reached agreements with free agent guard Bryn Forbes and free agent forward Torrey Craig.They signed Forbes to a two-year deal with a player option available in the second year. Forbes averaged 11.2 points and two rebounds last season with the Spurs. As for Torrey, Milwaukee has reached an undisclosed deal with Craig, who averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Nuggets last season.

As for whether or not the organization will go after any other big fish in the free agency pond, there aren’t exactly a ton of big name free agent shooters available at the moment. Also, there’s been little to no news on progress towards getting a Giannis super max signed, and several teams in the East such as Miami and Toronto have notably kept money off their books for next season. It is important to remember, however, that despite free agency moving like a sprint, the Giannis situation is more likely to play out like a marathon, with many believing he won’t sign anything before the regular season begins later next month.